Twenty Six Writers, One Mystery
Simon & Schuster
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Featuring: Rosemary; Christopher Thomas; Jon Nunn
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More than twenty New York Times bestselling
authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel -- a
collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest
storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.
“The lineup of writers who have contributed to this
mystery is akin to the Murderers’ Row of the 1927 New York
Yankees. There is not a weak spot in the bunch.”
—David Baldacci, from the Introduction
Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman.
J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline.
Jeff Lindsay. These are only a handful of the names
that make up the all-star lineup of authors behind
No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance,
greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words
of David Baldacci, “as it passes from one creator's
mind to the next.”
When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San
Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying
body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his
wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried,
convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the
detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong
person was put to death. In the years since the case was
closed, he's discovered a web of deceit and betrayal
surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of
people in the crime. With the help of the dead woman's
friend, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night
Christopher died and finally uncover the truth, suspect by
suspect. Solving this case may be Nunn’s last chance for
redemption … but the shadowy forces behind Christopher’s
death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.
In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these
twenty-five bestselling writers brings their distinctive
voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to
a shocking, explosive finale. No Rest for the Dead
is a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only
America’s very best authors could achieve.
From the Introduction of No Rest for the Dead:
There is always that case, the one that keeps me awake
at night, the one that got away. It’ll always be there,
gnawing at the edges of my mind. It doesn’t matter that ten
years have passed, it doesn’t matter that the case is
officially closed. An innocent woman was executed, I was the
one who helped make it happen, and on the sad night when the
needle was inserted into her arm, injecting her with death,
part of my life ended too.
It never felt right, never made sense. Sure, there
was motive and opportunity, there was the physical evidence.
But if you met her, if you knew her the way I got to know
her . . . It wasn’t until later, after I’d taken a step back
from the case, that I realized it had angles I hadn’t seen,
layers I hadn’t uncovered, back when it mattered, back when
I could have saved her….
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